St. Louis Youth Development Collaborative

A Mayor Jones initiative, the Youth Development Collaborative offers youth programming sites for the summer.

Mission and Vision

The Youth Development Collaborative’s vision is a city where all programming outside of the school day enhances learning and responds to the physical, social, and emotional needs of all children and their families by offering activities that help youth grow, learn, and develop.

Summer Programming

The Mayor’s Office of the City of St. Louis and the Department of Health are committed to evidence-informed programs that provide fun, safe and nurturing experiences for youth and disrupt the cycle of violence. Summer enrichment programs play a key role in cognitive, academic, social, and physical development.  The benefits of high-quality afterschool enrichment activities carry forward into adulthood and are associated with fewer problem behaviors and less crime as well as higher educational attainment in adulthood.

Programming Details

Programming will take place during the month of June between 2 pm and 6 pm (serving snack) and the month of July between 8 am and 6 pm (serving breakfast, lunch, and snack).

  1. Open for ages 5-17
  2. Academic enrichment
  3. Character development
  4. Fun activities by local programs
  5. Open to all youth in STL City (not limited to SLPS students)

Summer Activities

    No events available.




None at this time.

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